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I’m back

OK, I’m back from vacation, and we are up for a regular schedule again. I think for the rest of the week, we’ll go with the tail end of last weeks schedule, starting today (I’ll post a forecast for Lancaster tonight). Right now, I thought i would mention the results of Halloween’s forecast for Fayetteville, Arkansas. I don’t remember much about it, but I do know that temperatures ended up warmer than was forecast, probably because rain didn’t find it’s way into town as most expected. Victoria-Weather and The Weather Channel ended up with the top forecast. How about that for not even remembering it.
Actuals: November 1st – High 73, Low 46
November 2nd – Rain reported, not measured, High 62, Low 48

Grade: C

Fayetteville, Arkansas to Blacksburg, Virginia

One day before I go on my road trip, it’s time for a forecast for another fictional trip, from the Ozarks to the Appalachians. This trip is about two days in the car and we’ll roll up 944 miles on the odometer. We’ll be able to cover 64.5 miles per hour, indicative of some solid interstate travel. Our first day we will cover 516 miles, leaving the rest for Wednesday.

DAY ONE


The rain will begin picking up in the Ozarks tonight and last through the morning. This almost always leads to fog in northwestern Arkansas along 540, some of which could last right through noon as we leave. The heaviest of the rain will stay south of our route through Arkansas, but after we clear Memphis and begin our drive towards Nashville, we will stay much clearer, though some clouds may obscure the sun a bit. Our day will end on the west side of Nashville.

DAY TWO
There is a decent enough chance that soe showers will filter their way into Tennessee overnight, and leave us in for another drizzly day as we push eastward. The fog we experienced at the outset will return when we hit the Smokies and the Appalachians. The drizzly conditions should leave us behind after we finally get into Virginia and begin working our way into Blacksburg. There will be a chance for some overcast conditions in Blacksburg, but hopefully it means no sunburn.

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Off to the Ozarks, just in time for trick or treating. Feel free to read this while waiting for the kids to return with their candy.

At 353PM, CT, Fayetteville was reporting sunny skies and a temperature of 78 degrees. A few consecutive days of sunny weather have led to warming temperatures as October turned to November, and above average weather will welcome the new month. A high pressure bullseye was centered over the northern Plains, and the healthy pressure gradient at the back edge was generating some clouds and even a scattered shower in the Missouri Valley.
A combination of jets will dictate the coming weather for Fayetteville for the next 54 hours or so. A weak ridge aloft presently lies over the American Southeast, cutting off any moist inflow to a stronger, sharper trough that is going to have to work to tap into Gulf moisture. When it does, however, find the Gulf after it pushes southeast to Texas, showers and thunderstorms will explode across Louisiana and Arkansas, including in Fayetteville on Tuesday morning. No doubt most of the rain will be southeast of the Ozarks, but there is a good chance for morning rain in Northwest Arkansas, followed by clearing and more high pressure.
Tomorrow – Sunny, increasing clouds late, High 67, Low 45
Monday – Rain in the morning, clearing by afternoon. cooler. High 59, Low 46

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies early. A few showers developing later in the day. High 69, Low 44
Tuesday – Chance of afternoon showers. High 61, Low 45

AW: Tomorrow – Clouds and occasional sunshine High 67, Low 42
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy (AM t-storms) High 63, low 42

NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny High 67, Low 42
Tuesday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, High 60, Low 44

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 67, Low 44
Tuesday – Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 55, Low 44

A rather chilly forecast from Weatherbug. Lets’ see how it all goes. Couldn’t be more pleasant in Fayetteville right now, however.

Great Falls, Montana to Fayetteville, Arkansas

We’ll be spending the end of the week in the Plains, as we swiftly cover 1467 miles in three days, the third shorter than the first two. Given the lenient speed limits where we are traveling, we’ll cover some serious ground every day, about 536 miles a day at an average of 67mph. Tough to argue with that.

DAY ONE

A cold front will be sweeping into town as we depart Great Falls, bringing some cold air, wind and rain with it. We should be able to stay ahead of it, as the system is going to tend to shift back to the north, rather than to the east, and by the time we turn south from Moore, Montana, we will likely be in the clear. Of course, when we turn south, the front will catch up with again, and we will be dodging showers and storms right through Billings before the threat finally, truly comes to an end. A nasty thunderstorm complex in the southern Plains will stay south of our route into South Dakota, and we will likely be dry with some partly cloudy skies over Kadoka, South Dakota, which is in the Buffalo National Grassland, and is our stop for the night.

DAY TWO
Any and all inclement weather is expected to have to shift out of the Missouri Valley, for the most part, as we drive on Friday. There will be some morning showers in Kadoka, but the drive through South Dakota, Iowa and into Missouri is expected to be pretty decent. The day will end in Mound City, Missouri.

DAY THREE
Saturday too will not be a problem behind the wheel. A temporary high pressure will establish itself over western Missouri and the Ozarks. The drive into Fayetteville will be enjoyable and easy, so enjoy the scenery on the trip into town.

Winston-Salem, NC to Fayetteville, AR

Today’s road trip is a relatively short one, compared to the recent coast to coast excursions we’ve encountered. So away we go! This trip will cover a modest 979 miles.

DAY ONE

A beautiful day for a road trip! After the recent storm system that’s been moving through the TN Valley and exiting the Mid-Atlantic, high pressure is building into the area, clearing out the cruddy low clouds leftover from the showers and thunderstorms traversing the area today. Winds will be on the light side for most of the trip, especially once we get west of the Appalachians and into eastern sections of TN. The initial part of the trip might see a little bit of wind from downsloping conditions, but nothing too big to worry about. Be sure to bring the sunglasses, you’ll need them as we continue westward into Nashville, our stop for the 1st day.

DAY TWO

A large storm system is starting to take shape over the Northern and Central Plains, deepening as it exits the Rockies. Strong low-level flow is expected out ahead of this developing system, which means some increasing low clouds throughout the day. Winds should be fairly light in Nashville as we head out in the morning with the high pressure ridge just to the east and pulling away. However, once we make our way to Memphis and westward into Arkansas, southwest winds will become gusty along with some scattered low clouds as the low-level flow increases. No showers are expected though as we push through Little Rock and northwestward towards Fayetteville, those should be reserved for the area along the front over the Southern Plains.